Pyrosequencing analysis of bacterial biofilm communities in water meters of a drinking water distribution system

Peiying Hong, Chiachi Hwang, Fangqiong Ling, Gary L. Andersen, Mark W. LeChevallier, Wen Tso Liu*

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Abstract

The applicability of 454 pyrosequencing to characterize bacterial biofilm communities from two water meters of a drinking water distribution system was assessed. Differences in bacterial diversity and composition were observed. A better understanding of the bacterial ecology of drinking water biofilms will allow for effective management of water quality in distribution systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5631-5635
Number of pages5
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume76
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology

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